Information for Contractors

Contractor's Information

As of April 2010, The EPA requires anyone doing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes built before 1978 to be legally EPA-certified and follow lead-safe work practices to prevent lead contamination.

Need to find a contractor to fix the lead-hazards in your home? 
Locate Certified Renovation and Lead Dust Sampling Technican Firms

Information for contractors that are already EPA certified in lead-safe practices:

  • A Refresher course needs to be completed every 5 years to keep your certification. See “Local training offered” below for a schedule of upcoming, free, refresher courses.

Information for contractors that are interested in becoming EPA certified in lead-safe practices:

    • Schenectady County requires Renovators and Contractors to complete 2 EPA training courses to be considered an EPA Certified lead safe contractor.
    • Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP)Refresher course: a half day (4 hour) course
    • Lead Safe Work Practices (LSWP): a full day (8 hour) course
    • After successful completion of these courses, participants are certified by the EPA for 5 years.

Local training offered:

  • Free training for local contractors to become EPA certified in lead-safe remediation practices are offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany and the Community Land Trust of Schenectady. Participants must pre-register for these trainings

EPA information on Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule.

How can Schenectady County and the City of Schenectady help you?

  • Free trainings to become an EPA certified lead safe contractor
  • Free HEPA vacuum loan program.
    • See the Documents section of this webpage.
  • Free lead clearance testing
  • Hire you to remediate lead from qualifying homes in the City of Schenectady through the City’s lead remediation grant. Call Frank at 386-2818 for more information on contractor jobs.

Any questions? Call Frank at the Schenectady County Health Services at 386-2818 for questions, concerns and more information.






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Schaffer Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308
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